Watch the Kendal Mountain Festival online

Join the adventure from home with the Kendal Mountain Festival Online Pass. Plus more details on the much-anticipated Outdoor Swimming Session hosted by Ella Foote and Colin Hill. 

If you’re unable to make it to this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival, you can still watch guest speakers from the world of outdoor swimming and adventure, plus watch a selection of films in the comfort of your own home with a choice of online passes. 

Kendal Mountain Festival shares adventure stories with audiences across the globe. It is an annual event inviting 20,000+ outdoor enthusiasts to gather over four days in Kendal each November.

The Kendal Mountain Festival Player gives audiences access to many of the Kendal Mountain Festival’s sessions, film collections and feature films online.

Outdoor Swimming Session comes to Kendal

The Kendal Mountain Festival also hosts much-anticipated ‘sessions’. And on Sunday 20 November, Ella Foote and Colin Hill will be hosting the Outdoor Swimming Session – sharing their infectious enthusiasm with a packed line-up of guests sharing stories from their water adventures.

Guests include: Jasmine Harrison, talking about her record-breaking 900-mile Land’s End to John O’Groats swim; Eliza Radclyffe, who this year became the first female to win the Dee Mile in skins, a race that women were once forbidden from entering; Omie Dale, Swim England’s Swim Teacher of the Year 2021; and Angus Hosking, a member of the Lake District Divers on a mission to remove litter from the Lake District. 

Choose your own path

2022 Online Festival Pass | £48
Join the Festival in real time with the 2022 Online Festival Pass, which grants you unlimited access to the Kendal Mountain Player from 6pm 17 November to 11.59pm 31 December 2022. Talks, films and collections from the 2022 programme will be published online within 24 hours of the live event ending. The pass also gives you access to a huge back catalogue of past sessions and films. 

Annual Subscription | £96
To see everything the Kendal Mountain Player has to offer and tune into the adventure anytime, anywhere, opt for the Annual Subscription. This is an epic pass that allows you to find inspiration whenever and wherever you need it.

Individual Rental | from £3.99
For those who want ultimate flexibility to rent any film, session or collection, the Individual Rental option lets you pay only for the content you want, when you want. 

Read the full programme listing. Please note that some films and events may be excluded due to conflict of copyrights. Any 2022 excluded events will be noted in the 2022 Festival programme.

Kendal Mountain Player works in any browser, on any device and can be cast to airplay or Chromecast enabled TVs.

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Jo is the Gear Editor for Outdoor Swimmer and also writes news and features for the website. A keen open water swimmer and long-distance walker, she loves seeking out lakes and lidos close to her home in the Mendip Hills, Somerset. She is the author of The Slow Traveller, editor and founder of independent magazine, Ernest, and has previously tested outdoor clothing and kit for BBC Countryfile Magazine, BBC Focus and Ernest Journal.